Welcome by the President

OB 2019

Dear colleagues,

            On behalf of the Organization committee, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 27th Ophthalmologica Belgica Congress. The format of the congress is well known, and we tried in collaboration with the different societies to offer an interesting and exciting program.

            Besides the scientific program of the different Ophthalmologic societies, 9 instructional courses with free access are offered on different topics as well as 7 wetlabs on ocular surgery which are interesting as well for the beginning as experienced surgeon.

The AOB app can be downloaded and will help you to navigate through the congress using the program tracks. With so much to offer, it will be impossible to attend every session. The OB app makes it possible to schedule your own program in advance.

            For the second year, a plenary session on Wednesday morning is planned with the laudatio of the 2019 AOB winner Anita Leys. Professor Leys will give the AOB lecture "Nutrition and AMD: facts, figures and myths" followed by international speakers with keynote lectures.

            E-posters will replace free papers this year and can be viewed in the exhibition hall during the entire congress. Selected e-posters will be presented in a rapid fire session on Wednesday and Thursday noon. A wide variety of interesting subjects has been uploaded.

            On Thursday evening, a networking dinner and party is organized in BOZAR. This is an ideal way of meeting your colleagues, friends and the Industry in a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere.

            A scientific program of this size requires a lot of planning and hard work. I would like to thank every member of the Organizing Committee as well as the continuous effort of every participating society.

 Without the help and flexibility of the Industry, organizing OB as it is would be impossible. The exhibition hall offers us the opportunity to gain access to the latest advancement in technology and pharmaceutics.

Yours sincerely,

Guy Sallet

President OB 2019

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